Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Free Pick - 8/14/13
2013-08-14 02:10:00 EDT
The San Diego Padres can catch the Colorado Rockies in the National League West on Wednesday. All SD has to do to reel in Colorado is repeat Tuesday’s 7-5 performance.
The Padres overcame a four-run first inning by the Rockies with a four-run second frame. San Diego led 6-4 after three innings thanks to Yonder Alonso’s RBI-single, Nick Hundley’s home run, Will Venable’s RBI-triple, Alexi Amarista’s RBI-single and Jed Gyorko’s HR.
Colorado recorded their first four runs off of Wilin Rosario’s Todd Helton’s and Charlie Culberson’s single. The Rockies scored another run later via Culberson’s sacrifice fly. Venable’s RBI-single however gave the Padres their-two run cushion back during the top of the sixth.
Jorge De La Rosa (11-6, 3.26 ERA) plans to shutdown SD like Colorado’s pitching staff was able to do Monday. De La Rosa’s last four Coors Field appearances have been treats conceding three runs during 23 innings. Unfortunately the Rockies dropped one of those 3-1 to the Chicago Cubs. De La Rosa though is 8-1 at Coors surrendering nine runs during 40.1 frames.
The Washington Nationals whacked De La Rosa 5-1 June 12 in Denver. De La Rosa bled for three runs during 5.1 innings. The Padres meanwhile poured in six runs during 16 frames versus De La Rosa. On June 7 Colorado fought off San Diego 10-9 at Coors Field while De La Rosa dismantled by a run each at Petco Park. The Padres are 34-of-135 with eight RBIs, three apiece credited to Kyle Blanks and Carlos Quentin, against De La Rosa.
SD comes back with Andrew Cashner (8-6, 3.87 ERA) who dropped his last start 7-2 at the Cincinnati Reds giving up five runs, three earned, during five innings. Cashner’s previous two road games came at the end of July yielding three runs each during six frames apiece resulting in victories.
Three of Cashner’s first four away decisions were defeats conceding 13 runs, 12 earned, during 10 innings. The Padres are 1-2 versus the Rockies this year when Cashner tosses. Cashner fell 5-4 July 10 in San Diego surrendering three runs during five frames. At Coors Cashner has been carved up for five runs during nine innings. Against Cashner Colorado is 27-of-74 with 14 RBIs, three each Michael Cuddyer’s and Rosario’s.